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Old 09-07-2012, 05:10 AM   #1
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Is it true that an ak47 chambered in 762x39 is really inaccurate? Can anyone prove it wrong? Post some pics of your ak and tell me what kinda groups you can get with it im looking to get an ak! but everyone says there crap and cant shoot straight id like to own one but not if it inaccurate like everyone says it is.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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They tend to hover around 2 moa ive seen some that are close to moa at 100yards. Its not that they are innacurate so much that once you get to 200+ yards the ballistic arc takes a serious dive into rainbow land.

The main worry with ak47 is being sure you dont have canted sights. Best way to check is to remove the bolt and carrier look down the barrel from the rear at a distant target and then peep throught the sights if they line up somewhat close to each other in image your good to go. Gun has to be resting on a stable surface.

I rank your average ak47 with the typical out of the box mini14 or low end pricewise dpms/bushmaster type ar15

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They're just a large heavy bullet as well as the muzzle climb is fairly substantial as well. Making followups not that great unless you're really dialing in every shot.

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I just got done posting this video in another thread.


36 seconds into the video you see a second of him shooting off the edge of a table, iron sights, at a torso target 500 yards downrange. I've seen the video of that, he hits every time at least 7 shots; the group looks to be just over 2moa.
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The question is how many rounds did he have to shoot in order to "find the range" before he does this particular feat?

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Uhhh, I just watched the video and the furthest I saw him shoot was 2 targets at 100 yards prone in 4 seconds. I wish I'd watched the video first before posting my last comment. My son can hit 2 targets at 100 yards with ease in 4 seconds (including moving into prone as the shooter in the video did) ever since completing an Appleseed project shoot last year. Perhaps you posted the wrong video.

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Uhhh, I just watched the video and the furthest I saw him shoot was 2 targets at 100 yards prone in 4 seconds. I wish I'd watched the video first before posting my last comment. My son can hit 2 targets at 100 yards with ease in 4 seconds (including moving into prone as the shooter in the video did) ever since completing an Appleseed project shoot last year. Perhaps you posted the wrong video.
Yeah, you have to read my comment.
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The question is how many rounds did he have to shoot in order to "find the range" before he does this particular feat?
You are missing the point of the post. The post topic is "Ak47 accuracy myth" not the "Travis Haley accuracy myth."
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They're just a large heavy bullet as well as the muzzle climb is fairly substantial as well. Making followups not that great unless you're really dialing in every shot.
Having actually shot an AK I can tell you the muzzle clinb is not substantial at all. Is it more than the AR platform in 5.56? Yes, but not substantial.

Large-heavy compared to what? The 5.56mm? Sure. Compared to most .30 caliber rifles, it is a light weight.

As to the OP's question; The AK (when properly built) is capable of very reasonable accuracy in the expected operating range of inside 300 meters. I have seen a member's milled AK shoot tremendous groups (about MOA). That gun would smash most people's view of the AK and its accuracy.
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I have seen a member's milled AK shoot tremendous groups (about MOA). That gun would smash most people's view of the AK and its accuracy.
There's the difference. A milled receiver is what was intended, but it's far from common place with this platform.

And the price tag between the two, upon some investigation on my own, is staggering.
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